​​​​​​​​​​​​Dates for the week ahead
Monday 4th December          7.30pm       St Decuman’s PCC meeting at Holy Cross
Tuesday 5th December          9.00am       Little Saints at the Meeting Room
Wednesday 6th December    9.45am       Communion at The Sanctuary
                                                  10.00am       Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall
                                                  11.00am       Funeral of Janet Strong at St Decuman’s
Thursday 7th December         9.00am       Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
                                                  10.00am       CAMEO at St Peter’s
                                                    2.00pm       WI Carol Service at St Peter’s

Dates for your diaries
Monday 11th December         7.00pm       Upper Room at Holy Cross


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane D,

Sara S, Alice, Edna S, Jackie W, Naomi & George L, Geraldine Fuller,

Mike Whetlor, and the family and friends of Janet S. whose Funeral

​is on Wednesday 6th December at 11am at St Decuman's.

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..​

Prayers for Areas of Conflict

We pray for all areas of conflict, that those

in power may strive for peace and reconciliation

Please continue to send items for the news sheet to both of us:
Sarah Lander: sclarkelander@gmail.com       Sue Withycombe:  withysue10@gmail.com

Prayers for the People of Ukraine

We pray for peace

Today’s Worship and Readings

10.00am    All Age Worship at St Peter’s with Baptism of
                     Jay Jai Ronnie Crossland and Romeo Ralphi Crossland

10.45am     Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
4.00pm       Christingle Service at St Decuman’s

Readings:   Isaiah 64.1-9    Mark 13.24-end​

Christmas Festival Williton Pavilion
Thursday 7th December 2023

St Peter’s Church has been asked by the Village Events Committee if it would do the refreshments for this event. This should be straightforward serving Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Squash, Diet Coke with Mince Pies.

This is an opportunity to raise much needed funds to help the church, we just need enough volunteers to help on the evening. We need to cover the whole period between 5.30pm to 8pm. We have divided the time into half hour sessions, then this is not too onerous.

There is a sign-up sheet at the back of St Peter’s Church until Sunday 3rd December. Please if you can help then add your name and contact number to the list to help make this event a success.

If you want any further details, please telephone

Derek on 01984 631595         Thank you

Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street.

Reed Close in Watchet     and

Shotgate Meadow in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.

The Collect
 Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living

and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you,

inthe unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen 

St Decuman’s Christmas Tree Festival 

1st-3rd Dec

Come and see 50 decorated Christmas trees

Friday & Saturday   10am ‘til 4pm

Stalls  Raffle  Refreshments  Hot Soup (from midday)

 bacon rolls etc 10am – 2pm

 SUNDAY from 11.45am – 4.00pm


A new Church Year begins today. The four weeks of Advent (Latin adventus – coming) are about the
coming of God’s Kingdom. It is a season of hope in which we look forward to ‘the last day when
Christ shall come again’ to establish that Kingdom on earth. We also look back to those who have
figured in the unfolding story of God’s coming to rule his people in justice and peace.

If you are shopping online this Christmas, don’t forget St Peter’s is registered with easyfundraising. Many shops will make a donation when you shop, without it costing you a penny extra! There is a poster on the notice board, giving details of how to sign up. Or speak to Sue for more information 


Both Churches will usually be open every day during daylight hours.

​​Next Sunday – 3rd December      1st Sunday of Advent

 ​9.15am       Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am     Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
2.30pm       Christingle Service at St Peter’s
4.00pm       Guides Christingle at St Decuman’s

St Peter's Church Winter Fundraising Quiz


Williton Post Office, Parish Office,Killick Way
Williton Flooring, Somerset Farmhouse

Suggested donation of £1 per quiz booklet
£20 prize for winner

chance to win a bottle of wine if your copy is the winning number

(Can be exchanged for a gift token if not suitable or needs posting)

All answers to be received by Sunday 7 January

Your PCCs
Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings, so here is the updated list of members.

                                        St Decuman’s                                                                    St Peter’s

Vicar                               Revd Mark Phillips                                                           Revd Mark Phillips
Reader                           Donna Marsden                                                               Donna Marsden
Reader                           Clare Phillips                                                                     Clare Phillips
Ordinand                      Julie Pelling                                                                        Julie Pelling
Churchwardens          Janet Bremner                                                                  George Fenech       Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod reps  Margaret Tatham   Ros Whellams                                 Clare Phillips           Sue Withycombe
Elected members:
Secretary                      Andrew Tatham                                                                Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer                     Glenys Knight                                                                    Peter Payne
                                        Tracey Gullis   Tony Knight                                             Tracey Copp   Margaret Gliddon
                                        Sarah Lander   Jim Powers                                              Elizabeth Grinstead    Sara Hempshall
                                        Chris Wade   Cynthia Webb                                            Ann Smith
                                        John Whellams

Advent and Christmas at St Decuman’s and St Peter’s

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Dec                             St Decuman’s Christmas Tree Festival
Sunday 3rd Dec                 4.00pm       Christingle Service at St Decuman’s - for all ages (in aid of Children’s Society)
Sunday 10th Dec               2.30pm       Christingle service at St Peter’s - for all ages (in aid of Children’s Society)
Saturday 16th Dec            3.00pm       Campfire Church at Salvation Army Hall
Sunday 17th Dec               6.00pm      Carol Service at St Decuman’s
Tuesday 19th Dec             7.00pm       Carol service at St Peter’s
Wednesday 20th Dec      4.00pm       Carols around the campfire in St Decuman’s churchyard
Thursday 21st Dec           4.00pm       Carols around the campfire in St Peter’s churchyard            
Sunday 24 December    10.30am       Benefice Communion at St Peter’s  
                                            2.30pm       St Peter’s Crib service – young (and young at heart) come dressed as your favourite Nativity character
                                            4.00pm       St Decuman’s Crib service – as above
                                           10.00pm     First Communion of Christmas at St Decuman’s           
                                           11.30pm     Midnight Mass at St Peter’s
Monday 25 December    9.15am       Christmas Day Communion at St Peter’s
                                           10.45am     Christmas Day Communion at St Decuman’s
Sunday 31 December     10.30am      Benefice Communion at St Decuman’s            

Plus, of course, our regular Sunday services

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 3rd December 2023


 'Put on the armour of light'


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips              Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                        email: revdmarkphillips@outlook.com
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email: georgefenech44@gmail.com
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email: withysue10@gmail.com
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email: janetbremner31@btinternet.com
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email: julie@nickandju.plus.com
Donna Marsden                     Reader & Mental Health First Aider           Tel: 01984-633707                        email: donnamarsden01@yahoo.co.uk   

Clare Phillips                           Reader                                                            Tel: 01984-639669

Chris Wade                             Mental Health First Aider                             Tel: 07725-303051                        email: cewadecastor2@gmail.com

Benefice Website:                 www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com

Facebook:                   www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton   
Report a concern at bathandwells.org.uk/report-concerns or call Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind: 01749-588917

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis.   Telephone: 07361-811707

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Quantock Deanery
3rd                  Helen Greenwood (Secretary), Kate Slade (Treasurer), Mike Haslam (Accompanier),
                        Pam Cuff (Retired Clergy Officer), Julia Hill (Deanery Adviser)
4th                  Heart for India (Deanery Mission Project 2023)
Quantock Gate Parishes
5th                  The people and parishes of Cannington, Fiddington, Otterhampton with Combwich, Stockland & Steart Bay, Stogursey & Stolford
6th                  Alison Waters (Acting Rector), Jan Church (Curate), Chris Baillie (URC)
7th                  +George Cassidy, Chris Moorsom, Tony Smith (Retired clergy)
8th                  The staff and students of Cannington C of E Primary School, Otterhampton Primary School, Stogursey C of E Primary School,

                        Brymore School, Cannington Campus of Bridgwater & Taunton College
Quantock Towers Benefice
9th                  The people and parishes of Bicknoller, Crowcombe, East Quantoxhead, Monksilver, Nettlecombe,
                        Sampford Brett, Stogumber, West Quantoxhead